Over 100 international student workers sampled a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner at the Free Church in August

Work and Travel program brings international students to Cook County

Summer brings a lot of people to the North Shore: tourists, summer residents, and seasonal workers.  And for the last decade or so, international college students have been coming to Cook Co

Grand Marais Rec Park

Rec Park numbers are up and highest in years

The Grand Marais Recreation Park board met this week. High on the agenda was the good attendance figures for August, not to mention a successful summer for the community garden.

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15th NorthShore Inline Marathon rolls out Saturday

The NorthShore Inline Marathon turns 15 as skaters take up their positions for a 26.2 mile race along the big lake.

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First day of testimony held in Asian carp dispute

Signs of Asian carp in Chicago waterways mean there's a great risk the invasive fish could slip into Lake Michigan at any time, that according to a witness yesterday in the first full day of test

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Asian Carp hearings in Chicago this week

The battle to prevent Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes continues in Chicago this week.  Five Great Lakes states are suing the federal government to force immediate closure of the Chi

ISD166 campus

WTIP explores ISD166 levy referendum on First Thursday

Join WTIP’s Jay Andersen, Barbara Jean Johnson and members of Cook County Schools’ administration, staff and board as they discuss “Fundi


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Michigan Tech researcher reviews recent discoveries in Isle Royale moose study

Wildlife ecologist Prof. John Vucetich chatted with Bob Sept. 3 about the long-running moose-wolf study on Isle Royale, recent discoveries about arthritis in moose, and what it might mean for humans.


North Shore corridor important to fall migration

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Seed Saving and Planting for Fall

Nick Wharton, who runs a CSA in Cook County and Jerry Goettl, the founder and owner of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds,

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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber September 4

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors. Tune in to North Shore Weekend from 7-10 Saturday mornings on WTIP to listen to Larry live, download and listen at your convience, or subscribe to a podcast.

Photo of Lobster Mushroom courtesy of Sharksbaja 

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Weekend Wrap for Sept. 4

Each weekend the WTIP News Department assembles the week’s important news stories to play here on North Shore Weekend.

Angus LeSage, Julia Caribou and Paul Kadunce at Chippewa City with Birch Bark Baskets

Walking the Old Road: Making A Living

Making a living was often a struggle for the people of Chippewa City who retained a close connection to the land yet were forced to assimilate to mainstream ways of making a living.



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